Bonne Arrivée à Bamako
Friday, November 14, 6:00–8:00 pm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd St.), Bonnie J. Sacerdote Lecture Hall
This documentary film by Karim Akadiri Soumaïla (France/Nigeria) traces a journey by fashion designer Xuly Bët (born Lamine Badiane Kouyaté) to Bamako, Mali. Going back to his roots, he meets the photographer Malick Sidibé and creates a new collection based on local materials. Bringing together artists and intellectuals, the film probes the quintessence of Malian culture. 1998, 52 minutes, in French with English subtitles.
Organized by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in collaboration with the Real Life Documentary Festival. Seating is limited. Free tickets available at Event Desk in Uris Center for Education beginning at 5:00 pm on day of event. Information: www.metmuseum.org, 212/570-3949.